General Design Requirements and Loading on Structures AS/NZS1170.2 was developed to provide an engineering standard for structures subject to wind loadings. It recognises the different Wind Regions of Australia and nominates a Wind Code to reflect the potential wind speeds in that area. DomeShelter™ Structures are specifically engineered to account for the wind region it is to be placed into. See Wind Regions of Australia for more information.
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Standard size shelters are generally available off the shelf and can be packed and shipped within days of placing your order.
A customised Shelter requires more time in design and engineering and can typically take as little as 2-4 weeks or as much as 6-8 weeks depending on the size, scale, wind region and design criteria.
The cover on a DomeShelter™ branded structure will last approximately 8-12 years. Some clients have achieved more, although this does depend on a number of factors.
Below is a few factors that may reduce the lifespan of a shelter cover:
1: The shelter cover was not sufficiently maintained and the cover became loose: This is one reason why the DomeShelter™ branded attachment system was designed and developed. The tensioning system allows very easy maintenance and provides even tension on the fabric cover compared to covers that are lashed with ropes through eyelets.
2: Ultra Violet (UV) radiation can lead to breakdown in the material and thread: This is why shelter covers are manufactured using Australian made premium UV stabilised Polyethylene and Polypropylene fabrics. These fabrics offer superior strength/weight ratios, abrasion and tear resistance over comparable PVC and poly fabrics.
3: Some shelter roof designs have greater degradation levels than others: The DomeShelter™ Solution uses an arched hoop framework which is ideal for consistent tension over the entire span, other manufacturers use a different system that can lead to premature wear and degradation. Roofs with long unsupported flat sections with three radius corners tends to over tighten the fabric on the corners to keep the tarp tight on the flat roof sections.
When a cover becomes over-tightened, the fabric is subject to early UV degradation due to the high density weave opening up and allowing the UV to penetrate into the structure of the material. Some shelters may be exposed to higher UV radiation than another at a different location. UV radiation levels depend on the latitude and elevation of the location.
We deliver free to the Perth metropolitan area and can arrange for delivery at client cost to their nominated location beyond Perth. Or clients can arrange their own delivery.
A DomeShelter™ Fabric Shelter is classified as a temporary structure and therefore often do not need council approval. Every council differs in regulations and any queries on such matters should be directed to your relevant authority.
There are a number of securing options available depending on the mounting system used, the size of the Shelter and the wind rating for the area it is to be installed in. A DomeShelter™ Consultant can give you details that relate to your specific needs. Our Specification Guide Page 8 shows a number of standard securing options which are commonly used. Also see Mounting & Securing Options
CMDS – Container Mounted DomeShelter™
PMDS – Post Mounted DomeShelter™
Concrete Wall Mounted DomeShelter™ and
Combination (Post & Container) Mounted DomeShelter™
All fabric covered structures that are under the DomeShelter™ brand come with a 10 year warranty. The warranty covers Engineering, General Workmanship, Fabric, Framework and the Fabric Joins – A DomeShelter™ Consultant can supply a copy of the Warranty
Most DomeShelter™ Structures are installed by client’s own teams following comprehensive installation instructions provided with every purchase. The ease of installation is one of the many benefits of a DomeShelter™ Structure. And Do It Yourself (DIY) can save money.
We also have specialist installation teams available for clients who require this service.
Yes. We hire our standard design (non custom) structures from as little as 6 months. Speak to one of our consultants for pricing.
Yes, finance options are available through our nominated Finance Brokers – a DomeShelter™ Consultant can assist.
Yes, dismantling and relocating across or off-site is often done to cater to changing work needs. Relocations of up to 6-8 times would not be unusual. That is one of the many benefits that a Fabric Shelter has over traditional steel buildings.
Depending on the shed design and strength capabilities this may be done. We recommend an engineer inspect your building and discuss this with you.
When you contact the sales team please let them know if you are interested in the following extras;
- Endwall & Door Options
- Gutters & Water Management
- Sea Containers
- Concrete blocks solutions
- Hulk Eartch Anchor Solutions
- Signage & Branding- your company or message
- Shelving & Storage Options
Our designers will ask where your Shelter is to be located when developing a certified engineering solution to ensure the Shelter is built in accordance with Australia/New Zealand standards: AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 (R2016).
Depending on the size and scale of your shelter, with a 2-3 man team you could install a DomeShelter in as little as 10 hours or over a period of days.
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